Boutwell A, Hwu S. Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations: A Survey of the Published Evidence. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2009.
This survey of the published literature regarding the effective interventions to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations revealed that the current body of published interventions fall into four broad categories: 1) enhanced care and support during transitions; 2) improved patient education and self-management support; 3) multidisciplinary team management; and 4) patient-centered care planning at the end of life.
The companion document, Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations: A Compendium of Promising Interventions, provides information regarding current best programs and practices to reduce rehospitalizations.
This survey was conducted as part of the work of the STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) initiative.